Governor Northam Announces Dr. Janice Underwood as Virginia’s First-Ever Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 11, 2019

Dr. Janice Underwood, a member of Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in Newport News, VA, has been appointed to a groundbreaking position in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On September 9, 2019, Governor Ralph Northam announced Dr. Underwood as the first-ever Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She was appointed to the senior-level position in Northam’s administration following a rigorous selection process. As the director, Underwood will create a framework to promote inclusive practices throughout the Virginia state government enterprise.

The Mid-Atlantic Region congratulates Dr. Underwood on her appointment and wishes her much success as she works to make Virginia’s government more inclusive and equitable for all of the state’s residents. Read more about Dr. Underwood’s history-making appointment and her outstanding career of exemplifying excellence as an educator, higher education administrator and diversity leader.

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Charleita Richardson - 2019 Richmond History Maker

July 7, 2019

Charleita Richardson honored as a 2019 Richmond History Maker.

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Sheila London Recognized As A Community Volunteer

July 7, 2019

South Hampton Roads Pan-Hellenic Council Recognizes Sheila London as An Exemplary Community Volunteer

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Lisa Williams - 2019 College Professor: Excellence in Teaching Award

April 21, 2019

Lisa Williams is the recipient of the 2019 College Professor: Excellence in Teaching Award. Williams is Professor of Music Education and Appreciation at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

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Thelma Gray Smith Recognized as a Trailblazer

February 8, 2019

Dorissa Delbridge

Thelma Gray Smith is being recognized for Black History Month by Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church as "firsts" among Blacks in Chesterfield and it's residents.

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Judge Carla Archie - 2019 Julius Chambers Diversity Champion Award Recipient

February 3, 2019

The Julius Chambers Diversity Champion Award is presented each year by the Mecklenburg County Bar through its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Its purpose is to recognize an attorney who champions diversity and inclusion in the Charlotte area while embodying high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity and consistent competence.

Judge Archie is a member of the Rho Psi Omega Chapter in Charlotte, NC.

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Shenandoah University Names Two New Vice Presidents

February 3, 2019

Rhonda Luss

Shenandoah University Names Two New Vice Presidents, Scott Spriggs And Yolanda Gibson To Join Ranks Of University Administrators.

Dr. Yolanda Gibson is a member of Zeta Chi Omega Chapter. She was initiated in their sponsoring undergraduate chapter, Sigma Alpha.

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Dr. Stephanie Coard

October 14, 2018

Dr. Stephanie Coard was named the Chair of the American Psychological Association's Resilience Initiative.

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Sherry Hunter

October 5, 2018

Sherry L. Hunter was selected as the Administrative Services Division Commander for Raleigh, NC.

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